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Not that it matters for these comparisons, but there are estimates of enormous prison labour effects on the Chinese economy.

Prison labour isn't common in the UK, we prefer to turn our prisoners into either drug addicts or more skilled criminals.

I've seen estimates for the US prison labour population as being around 100,000. I don't know if that could be said to represent a an impact on the accuracy of the "employment rate" figures.

by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Wed Sep 20th, 2006 at 05:31:42 AM EST
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